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Password Problems with log in external hard drive

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Anonymous
July 27, 2005 1:22:09 PM

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When my old laptop ceased operating, I took out the hard drive and had it put
into a USB enclosure, so I could retrieve the data onto my new computer.

I can open the drive, and files on it, except for the ones in Documents and
Settings for those users who were passworded for log in on the old computer.

How can I access these documents?
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Matt Bland

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July 27, 2005 1:44:05 PM

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Matt Bland wrote:

> When my old laptop ceased operating, I took out the hard drive and had
> it put into a USB enclosure, so I could retrieve the data onto my new
> computer.
>
> I can open the drive, and files on it, except for the ones in
> Documents and Settings for those users who were passworded for log in
> on the old computer.
>
> How can I access these documents?

You need to take ownership of the documents:

Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP [Q308421] -
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421

Malke
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Anonymous
July 27, 2005 1:47:06 PM

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The other problem I have is that the new computer has a partition on the hard
drive. I have a recovery part, a C and a D. How can I combine C and D?
--
Matt Bland


"Matt Bland" wrote:

> When my old laptop ceased operating, I took out the hard drive and had it put
> into a USB enclosure, so I could retrieve the data onto my new computer.
>
> I can open the drive, and files on it, except for the ones in Documents and
> Settings for those users who were passworded for log in on the old computer.
>
> How can I access these documents?
> --
> Matt Bland
July 27, 2005 2:13:48 PM

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Matt Bland wrote:

> The other problem I have is that the new computer has a partition on
> the hard
> drive. I have a recovery part, a C and a D. How can I combine C and
> D?

In order to combine the partitions without destroying data, you will
need third-party partitioning software. Partition Magic is one;
BootITNG is another but is geekier to use.

Malke
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